Reviews for Burn Down The Mission
|vickety||2016.12.30 - 03:27PM||6: Six||Signed |
|This was wonderful and disturbing.
Author's Response: Thank you!
|anguis_1||2016.07.26 - 11:13PM||6: Six||Signed |
|Ouch! And yet, you did warn us from the beginning. That was a masterful ride you took us on, even if the ending was painful.|
Author's Response: Thank you - I realise it was not a happy ending, but in the end, I felt it was the correct ending, and sometimes it's hard to have both, but I am glad you enjoyed it! <3
|rkayeo||2016.04.24 - 01:03AM||5: Five||Signed |
|This makes me want to smash my computer screen. You are truly gifted. |
Author's Response: Thank you! I hope your computer screen survived! ;)
|avvelenare||2015.06.23 - 03:44PM||6: Six||Signed |
|Oh goodness. I spent the last 15 minutes staring blankly at the wall. What an ending. Brilliant, but scary. |
Author's Response: Thank you. Thank you for your comment - it's really appreciated.
|AJ Prince||2015.06.05 - 02:17AM||6: Six||Signed |
|I cried as if I'd experienced the end as them. To feel that pain, and longing of wanting to be free and be with each other only to swap and be unable to be with each other in the end. I thought I was going to die crying. I think I've gotten SSHG paring phobia now. I don't think I'll ever be able to read another story with their paring ever again for fear of dark ending. Wonderful, but dark.|
Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments - I promise that dark endings in SSHG are very few and far between with me, but I had no other choice on this one, I fear. I adore SSHG, and I hope you'll continue to read the pairing - it's quite addictive! ;)
|candauthor||2015.04.16 - 01:58PM||6: Six||Signed |
|You were ... not kind.
What I loved: the mirror, and the whole exploration of mirror magic. The quirks of how the mirror worked, and didn't; the almost stasis of the occupant was never fully explained and I delight in that. I cherished the joy of discovery that you let us feel through Hermione, and her slow love affair, and even their desperate longing for one another.
I stopped when I got to your warning. I really did. I closed my eyes and imagined any number of scenarios: where it worked, the mirror shattered and left the man; where it didn't, and the man was as destroyed as the mirror. Where she ended up trapped in there with him. Where nothing happened at all except the quick discovery that their blood would allow them to exchange places at will - Ladyhawke style, as it were.
And then I read on, and got crushed. Not that she was trapped in the mirror instead of him - that part wasn't nearly as awful as the bland grey hell she inhabited. I felt cheated - there hadn't been any indication that Bellatrix was capable of such a multi-layered spell, or that the image of the mirror wasn't the truth of the imprisonment. Oh, how it hurt! And yet, in that pain comes a kind of fierce pride, because you are an AMAZING writer, and even though you've apparently figured out the sequence to immediately start my tears, I'll always love reading your work.
Brilliant, as usual - a piece full of desperate longing and a soul-deep ache for missing pieces.|
Author's Response: Thank you for such a beautiful and uplifting comment. I was really afraid for a moment there! Seriously, I truly didn't want that ending, but it was the right one - the only one that I could see. I knew I could have MADE it a happy ending, but it would have been false, and I didn't want to do that, even at the expense of it. Thank you for reading, and gifting me with such a thoughtful, lovely comment.
|candauthor||2015.04.15 - 11:47PM||1: One||Signed |
|I have been having a similar thought in my head; influenced strongly by the idea of the Captal's Bequest from Melanie Rawn's "Mageborn" series, I imagined a fun scenario where the headmaster of hogwarts is always such a powerful, potent figure because they pass on the collected knowledge and skill of every previous headmaster. Something similar here - and I love how remarkably consistent you are with the hand-off process and the ward raising and lowering.
I'm eager to see the mystery unfold! Please be kind to my poor, abused heart.|
Author's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm not sure you will think I am kind, though.
|Jensteed||2015.04.11 - 08:50PM||6: Six||Signed |
|I haven't been able to get this chapter out of my mind, it's literally haunting me. I've always had almost a fear of fics where Severus is only a portrait, I just can't read them knowing the type of half life he's doomed (in my mind) to for the rest of eternity. They freak the almighty fuck out of me! I get an almost claustrophobic feeling when I try to read them..but this goes so far beyond that, it's terrifying!! I still stick by my first thoughts that it was absolutely and utterly the right ending and an unforgettable read. But it's rooted into my mind, and I can't get it out. There are so few stories, maybe only two or three others, that have embedded themselves so permanently into my thoughts. I just had to come back and read it to try get it out of my head, and of course to let you know how strongly your story has affected me. I guess I'm saying thank you for giving me another SSHG phobia, lmao ;) I'll never, ever forget this story Teddy. Thank you for that xxx|
Author's Response: Thank you so very much. I am truly humbled by your amazing comments. I came under a lot of flack for this story, but the good readers here at Ashwinder all seem to totally understand what I was trying to do here, as difficult as it was. There are stories here that have haunted me to the point where I revisit them, even though I know they will break my heart - I suppose it sounds a little sadistic that I am really proud that one of my stories can affect someone that way. Thank you for such generous and uplifting praise. xx
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